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And of course get all the show notes at the original post from last year.
We record an episode live in front of an audience of awesome folks from at Nerdtacular 2013. Since we’re still just getting into Ringworld, we save more substantive discussion of that for later this month and talk about what else we’re reading. get ready to enlarge your reading lists because we had some amazing suggestions from the audience!
BOOK CHECK-IN – What else we’re reading!
Tom blows Veronica’s mind, she implies dirty things, I imply them back and we all look forward to Ringworld. It’s like going to camp.
WHAT ARE WE DRINKING?
Tom: Murphy’s Irish Stout
Veronica: Hendry Ranch Pinot Gris
TV, MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES
Kick-off Ringworld by Larry Niven
Larry Niven Wikipedia Article
Alternate Pick – Redshirts by John Scalzi
Wrap-up Among Others by Jo Walton
Who Died? – Paulo
Magic In the book – Nathan
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Wow. That was a more exciting election since Iran’s last week. We even got insinuations of voter fraud! We’ve made it!
Neither is a perfect choice for everyone. We’ve done Mr. Scalzi’s books as a main pick recently and as an alternate book previously so he’s had lots of coverage. on the other hand there does not seem to be a legit ebook of Ringwolrd (there are print copies and audio copies) which is a deal killer for some.
So here’s what the electoral commission has decided. Ringworld got the most votes. It’s our pick for July. But for the first time since before we went to a strict monthly schedule, we will have an OFFICIAL alternate pick. The votes were just too damn close.
So get out there and read whichever one you like. I’ll be diving into both and I know Veronica already has read Redshirts.
And remember no book pick is ever going to please everyone in this club. It’s not meant to. It’s meant to expose you to books you might not pick up otherwise. And if you’re grumbling about not having an ebook, remember the people who often grumble that the book is not in the library and they don’t have ereaders. We’re all in this together.
Now go enjoy some reading!
*In absence of Veronica who is on vacation electroal commission consisted of Tom and his two dogs.
Sketch of Gene Wolfe by Murray Ewing
Were you expecting a wrap-up episode for Among Others? Sorry kids, Veronica decided to go on vacation, and all you get is this lousy interview with legendary author Gene Wolfe. Just kidding, the interview is awesome.
We’ll be back next week with our wrap-up and kick-off for the July pick! Hope you voted!
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